A day after issuing her bizarre mandate that all people setting foot in the House portion of the U.S. Capitol must wear face-diapers, that hoi polloi “civilians” transgressing her edict must be arrested, and that staff and “Congress Members” (she capitalized that latter word to lend it gravitas) should be reported to the Sergeant at Arms (lefties: don’t be triggered by that term “arms," because, of course, these “arms” are in the hands of the government, so it’s all cool), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) -- more than once -- was caught breaking her own command.
In the timeless words of Jim Nabors, aka "Gomer Pyle," “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”
Twice before noon on Friday, July 30, Pelosi stepped out in grand style, sans mask, in the Capitol.
Folks in Texas likely caught word of one pre-noon breach when she swore-in newly elected Congressman Jake Ellzey (R-TX), whereupon she exhibited that classic Pelosi gall to not only use the Bible as a prop, but to photo-pose with him and his family – after suggesting they all remove their magical masks.
Then there was her House press conference - a gathering that, curiously, saw no sycophantic “reporters” ask about why she wasn’t abiding by her own diktat while introducing that paragon of leftist virtue, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
Of course, we all know that if the pop press doesn’t report it, it’s not a problem.
All this, despite her calling House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) a "moron" for defying her orders and for her invoking the god of “science” when the so-called “science” of masking to stop this .05 -.2 microvirus is highly debated.
How “moronic” is it to oppose her mandate, especially if a person like McCarthy is sworn to uphold the Constitution, and, as I mentioned last week, the Constitution expressly prohibits Pelosi creating arbitrary mandates that could be used to block Representatives from entering the House to vote?
Answers aren’t forthcoming from Pelosi, and, of course, the agents of the government tasked with enforcing this -- those being the Capitol Police -- made matters worse by issuing a statement that doesn’t question Heir Speaker, merely offering an expectation that the underlings will comply. As Samuel Chamberlain reports for the NY Post:
Capitol Police sought to defuse the situation by saying on Twitter that there was ‘no reason it should ever come to someone being arrested. Anyone who does not follow the rules will be asked to wear a mask or leave the premises.’
Which, of course, is a statement full of falsehoods.
People will not be “asked.” They will be ordered to do one of two things: don a mask or leave. Those aren’t options. Those are commands. And if one should choose the third option of freedom, the one NOT offered by the cops?
That will, to use the fatuous terminology of the police, “come to someone being arrested,” which is the enforcement power the cops always reserve.
Do they think we’re fools? And does Pelosi think we are blind to her insufferable dance?
This is a dance of self-importance reminiscent of her hypocritical breach of San Fran’s mask and lockdown edicts so that she could get into a salon, a breach she later blamed on “a set-up" as part of an insulting non-mea-culpa when she said she “takes responsibility, for falling for a set-up.”
It’s akin to her “do you know who I am” act when she was caught being dropped off at a no-parking zone in San Fran so she could go shoe shopping while her enormous SUV idled where members of the hoi polloi would have been cited for a violation.
It’s a dervish-like whirl of egotism similar to her January use of “gendered” terms like “wife” and “mother” when they served her self-serving rhetoric, despite the fact that she and other leftists had heralded her mandate to remove that kind of “gendered” (aka, logical and correct) language from House documents.
And it’s all part and parcel to a larger track record of disrespect for us in the hoi polloi and for her own constitutional oath.
None of us swore an oath to it, but she did. The least she could do is respect her own words.